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1) What options are available to Nils? Discuss briefly. (10 marks)
First of all, regarding the constraints in resources, Nils understands that it is unlikely to meet the estimated project completion date so he has to communicate the situation to the hotel management. In this way, he could re-plan the project with less resources and a longer time period.
If the hotel is a part of large hotel chain in the area, he could possibly ask head office for support him with international workers from neighbor countries.
Nils may contract with another construction party to work together with the existing one. In this way, Nils can finish the job on time with higher cost. Or simply outsource a firm.
Superstitions and ghost stories going around the region is another dimension of the challenge. Nils has to find a way to deal with it too. Maybe he can ask hotel management to hire a temporary specialist to change the image.

2) What would you do and why? Discuss briefly. (10 marks)
I am from Turkey and I am very familiar to superstitions which imposes behavior of publics. In these kind of cases, it is not so likely and easy to convince a person to believe there is no such thing as ghost. Instead of fighting against paranormal with rationalist point of view, I would come up with an idea from Thai’s own belief set. In other words, Ghost stories could be a part of Thai culture and most of the people may believe the existence of evil spirits. However 95% of the Thailand population follow Buddhism religion which encourages people to approach to those evil spirits with kindness and goodness. Buddha himself teaches his followers not to scare from these ghosts. If I were Nils, I would use Buddhist religion against Thai culture and tradition. Moreover, I would start a campaign to attract people thanks to the holiness of the region. If it is necessary to be cruel, I can even make them believe that they can meet with their losses inside the resort.

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